4medica launches product to help providers achieve meaningful use; GE Healthcare streamlines EMR set-up process;

> 4medica, which helps to connect doctors and clinical laboratories, announced Monday at HIMSS10 in Atlanta that it is launching an integrated health record that should help providers and hospitals to achieve "meaningful use" status. Press release

> GE Healthcare announced Wednesday that it has streamlined the implementation methodology of its Centricity EMR product. Through a "rapid installation process," doctors' offices will be able to set up a new EMR solution within 10 weeks. Press release

> The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a total of $2.4 million in grants, spread out over five teams, to test the effectiveness of patient-recorded observations of daily living (ODLs).  Press release

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